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Old 07-18-17, 12:33 PM
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Finished listening to Since We Fell, a novel by Dennis Lehane. Very good, as always with this author.

Started listening to Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann, a non fiction account of oil, greed and murder on the Osage Reservation in OK in the 20's.
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Old 07-21-17, 12:17 PM
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I just started reading Game of Thrones. My initial impression is that the writing is good, it looks to be entertaining, but not a threat to the standing of the Lord of the Rings in fantasy epics.

I'm waiting for my library to get Destined for War, which is about the growing tensions between America and China. I listened to the author talk about it on the radio, and that got me interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Destined-War-...stined+for+war

I'm also reading a book on the 2000 election, but any comments on that have to wait until I've read enough to determine the quality of the scholarship.

I am in another scifi drought. It seems like I've read all the ones I would want to read.

Speaking of which, I tried a scifi last week that had, as part of it's plot, another flooded NYC becoming a new Venice. That's absurd. Actually, I am getting tired of plots that have NYC working as a city after it's been flooded. People would flood out, so to speak, and they wouldn't come back.

NYC needs constant pumping to avoid being flooded now. Once the infrastructure stops working due to flooding, it stays flooded. Buildings get undermined, and fall down, and basic stuff like getting things like food in would become a nightmare of heavily polluted water and falling buildings and debris.

I think the authors assume it would be a gradual process, allowing people to adapt.

Nope.

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Old 07-21-17, 12:25 PM
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This is from one of the Amazon reviews:

"It's real purpose, though, is to preach to the choir of those who already dislike the Clintons intensely, while cleverly covering up the deeper, broader corruption that envelopes both major political parties and all the nation's major opinion molders."
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Finished listening to Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. Too long, too much detail on false leads in describing the numerous dastardly deeds done to the tribe members by greedy people out to steal their money and oil rights in the 1920's and 30's.

Started listening to Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, by Doug Swanson.

Finished reading Vegas and the Mob: Forty Years of Frenzy, by Al Moe. Sensationalist and breezy conversationalist tone; entertaining though.

Started reading The Way Some People Die, the third book in the Lew Archer series, by Ross Macdonald.
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Old 07-27-17, 12:11 PM
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Finished listening to Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, by Doug Swanson. OK.

Started listening to The Good Assassin: A Novel, by Paul Vidich. Spy story set in 1958 Cuba.
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Finished book one (Heir to the Empire) of the Thrawn Trilogy of Stars Wars Novels not long ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I've not really been super into sci-fi since I graduated from college... that has changed
Also, recently started listening to The Gunslinger by Stephen King and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Finished listening to The Good Assassin: A Novel, by Paul Vidich. Spy story set in 1958 Cuba. Fair; disappointing.

Started listening to Jolie Blon's Bounce, by James Lee Burke. I thought I had read or listened to all of the Dave Robicheaux’ detective novels set in Louisiana, but had missed this one from 2002. Read by the regular reader of the Robicheaux series, the great Will Patton.
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James Lee Burke.
I'm a big fan. My fave is the Confederate Dead in the Electric Mist.

I think he'd be a hoot to get drunk with.
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Right now I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The book can be difficult to read, but it's still worth the time.
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Finished listening to Jolie Blon's Bounce, by James Lee Burke. The book was actually read by the late and great reader Mark Muller. Excellent book and reading.

Finished Michael Connelly's latest police procedural novel, The Late Show. This book features a female police detective. Good book, but I prefer the novels featuring Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller AKA the Lincoln Lawyer.

Started listening to In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block.
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Finished Road to Valor last night. I'm not sure if this will make sense or not: the story itself was fascinating, but the storytelling left something to be desired. The history of Gino Bartali: 10/10, the writing style of the book: 5.5/10.
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Finished listening to In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block. Many good short stories including a super short story by Stephan King inspired by the Hopper painting of the Music Room.

Finished listening to The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets by The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets, by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. The title tells it all about the subject, very interesting.

Started listening to Terminal City by Linda Fairstein. Crime novel with an emphasis on the history and nooks and crannies of the Grand Central Terminal.
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It Starts With Food by D&M Hartwig
...I'm not buying any more books until I read the ones gathering dust on my shelves...gonna be a while.
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Finished listening to Terminal City by Linda Fairstein. Crime novel with an emphasis on the history and nooks and crannies of the Grand Central Terminal. The narrative about the Grand Central Terminal structure was interesting, the plot was contrived and the reader used discordant NYC accents for some of the characters. Not recommended.

Started listening to Old Man, a novel by Thomas Perry.
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Just finished reading American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White. Great biography. The author is attempting to restore the luster to Grant's legacy, which has been somewhat tarnished and forgotten. At one time Grant was right up there in stature with Washington and Lincoln.
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Just started the second book in the Game of Thrones series. It feels quite different from the first, having seen what's coming in the tv show, I am not certain how long I will keep reading.
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Just started re-reading The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (by Stephen R. Donaldson), with the first book being 'Lord Foul's Bane.' I read the series (along with the Second Chronicles) waaaaaaay back in the mid 80's. Four more book have been written since then (the Final Chronicles) which I want to read, but figured I'd go back and re-read all the others first so what has gone on before would be fresh in my mind.




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Just started re-reading The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (by Stephen R. Donaldson), with the first book being 'Lord Foul's Bane.' I read the series (along with the Second Chronicles) waaaaaaay back in the mid 80's. Four more book have been written since then (the Final Chronicles) which I want to read, but figured I'd go back and re-read all the others first so what has gone on before would be fresh in my mind.

That was depressing, I can't imagine reading it again.
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That was depressing, I can't imagine reading it again.
I quite enjoyed it. Hopefully it will be just as enjoyable 30 years later.




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hmmm... hadn't thought of that series in years...
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hmmm... hadn't thought of that series in years...
+1. Read the first two trilogies back when they came out. No idea on the recent ones though.
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Picked up James Clavell's Shogun. That should keep me busy for awhile.
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